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A strange half heard mishmash,
This review is from: The Great God Pan (Creation Classics) (Kindle Edition)
I love this book. I found it via Dion Fortune and H.P. Lovecraft. All three writers wrote essentially the same tale (see The Shadow over Innsmouth and The Goat Foot God). This is my preferred one out of the three. However to enjoy Machen I think you have to read some of Dunsany's work. Both of them indulge in odd little tales that don't have a proper beginning or end. They also indulge in purple prose a great deal of the time. If you like the more laboured tales of Lovecraft then you should enjoy this. But as with Lovecraft, dont expect too much and enjoy it for what it is - a quirky little tale about the possibilities of mixing of brain surgery, Greek Gods and the occult.